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Carlos Eire, the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religion
The following commentary written by Carlos Eire, the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religion, appeared in the New Haven Register on August 19: I’m no expert on Afghanistan, but I do...
Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), announcing that Poland will dissolve the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, August 7.
In the October 2015 election in Poland, Law and Justice (PiS), the conservative and nationalist party headed by Jarosław Kaczyński, won 38 percent of the vote and a wafer-thin majority in the Sejm,...
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Machu Picchu, the famous 15th-century Inca site in southern Peru, is up to several decades older than previously thought, according to a new study led by Yale archaeologist Richard Burger. Burger...
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For a brief period in 2015, the plight of refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East seized the world’s attention. The media covered droves of desperate people crossing the Mediterranean in...
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The following article written by Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science, appeared in The Strategist on August 5: As I write this, China is building 100 new missile silos and...
EU Commissioner for the Economy Paolo Gentiloni presenting the EU’s Summer Economic Forecast, Brussels, July 2021.
In its Summer Interim Economic Forecast, issued in early July, the EU Commission estimated the European economy would rebound faster this year than it had anticipated in its Spring Forecast two...
Frederick Douglass
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the finalists for the twenty-third annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for...
The new Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Yale University will give one $30,000 award for a Brazilian scholar to spend one academic semester per year...
Heidi McAnnally-Linz
Heidi McAnnally-Linz has been appointed deputy director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. She will help guide the Center’s overall strategy and...
A COVID-19 vaccination site in Uganda, one of the countries surveyed in the study, in May 2021. Photo: Nicholas Kajoba/Xinhua via Getty Images.
According to a new study co-authored by Yale’s Mushfiq Mobarak and Saad Omer, COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is significantly higher in low- and middle-income countries than wealthy ones. The results...
Lord David Frost presenting the government’s Command Paper on the Northern Ireland Protocol to the House of Lords, July 21.
Last Wednesday, the British government issued a Command Paper on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland contained in the 2019 EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. The paper, 22 single-spaced pages in length...
Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, which last Thursday rejected interim measures ordered by the European Court of Justice to ensure judicial independence.
As Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union states, the rule of law is one of the fundamental principles and values upon which the EU was founded. Yesterday, the EU Commission issued its second...
Yale’s Rohini Pande and Charity Troyer Moore and coauthor Simone Schaner use survey data to show that reliance on a digital registration process means that women and the poor have less access...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University is pleased to announce the publication of Fighting Modern Slavery and Human...
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Yale University and 150 other colleges and universities nationwide have joined an amicus brief  supporting a program that allows international students to gain work experience outside the classroom...
EU Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis announcing “escape clause” for EU fiscal rules will remain in effect until 2023.
Last July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, agreed on a €750 billion recovery plan, proposed at their request by the Commission, to assist...
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Giving women in India’s Madhya Pradesh state greater digital control over their wages encouraged them to enter the labor force and liberalized their beliefs about working women, concluded a new...
European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič announcing EU-UK agreement extending exemption from EU rules for chilled meats entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK, June 30.
At the G7 meeting in Cornwall last month, the other leaders sternly advised Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to violate the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland contained in the 2019 EU-UK Withdrawal...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arriving at last Thursday’s European Council meeting—the last of the 105 she has attended since becoming chancellor in 2005.
Last Thursday and Friday, the European Council, consisting of the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the EU, met in Brussels and discussed a number of pressing issues—the current...
Jay Gitlin
Each year, the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University awards its Book Prize to the work that offers the best exploration of Canadian history and succeeds in making Canadian...
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To cope with seasonal poverty and unexpected shocks such as floods or illnesses, rural residents in poor agricultural communities in Bangladesh often share resources with each other or migrate to...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the other G7 and EU leaders at Cornwall last weekend.
Judging from the press commentaries, one might think the G7 leaders met in Cornwall last week primarily to urge British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to cooperate with the EU in resolving the...
In his new book, The Spirit of Green: The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World, William Nordhaus says there’s a better way to frame the challenges posed by global warming...
Over recent months, the news about COVID-19 has been mostly positive in the U.S. The number of Americans who have gotten vaccinated continues to rise and as a result, the number of COVID cases, as...
By the end of 2019, 79.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations, according to the UNHCR (United Nations...
Disputes over history education quickly invoke curricula, and creep into school boards and state legislatures with increasing stakes. Photograph by Harold M. Lambert / Getty
History is continually revised, driven by new evidence and present-day imperatives, says historian David W. Blight in the June 9 issue of The New Yorker: Once again, Americans find themselves at war...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen raising possibility of infringement procedure against Germany, May 2020.
On May 5, 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued a ruling in regard to the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme (PSPP) that sent shock waves through the EU. In...
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, joined the Yale Institute for Global Health to discuss the status of COVID-19 and its variants around the world and...
CDU chair Armin Laschet congratulating Saxony-Anhalt CDU leader Reiner Haseloff at today’s meeting of the CDU Executive Committee in Berlin.
On Sunday, voters in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt went to the polls to elect a new Landtag, the state’s legislative assembly. The last of several state elections this year prior to the September...
In 2016, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center launched a three-year international teachers’ workshop series, in which teachers from...
Dr. Minh Dang
On May 6, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted a panel discussion titled “Learning from Lived Experience: Survivor...
Portuguese Prime Minister and Council President António Costa, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and European Parliament President David Sassoli after signing documents creating the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility.
Last July, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the EU, meeting as the European Council, agreed on a recovery plan to assist the states in recovering from the economic effects...
Erik Harms
Erik Harms, Council on South East Asia Studies Chair, has been awarded the 2021 Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences.  The citation for Professor Harms states: “Erik...
Ryanair flight from Athens arriving in Vilnius, Lithuania after forced landing in Minsk, Belarus.
The European Union is not noted for acting promptly and decisively when confronted with a serious geopolitical challenge. But on Monday, only a day after Belarus, claiming to have received...
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
On May 11, the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) welcomed Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, to discuss the importance of ensuring equity in...
Monteiro (left) with Alexandre Debs. (Courtesy of Alexandre Debs)
Nuno Monteiro, who passed away this month, influenced debates about U.S. dominance in the world. He was an associate professor of political science at Yale University. The following article written...
Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University and author of “On Tyranny,” talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of a free press to the preservation of democracy against controlling...
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaking to the parliament Tuesday after it approved the financing arrangement for the EU’s recovery plan.
On Tuesday, a large collective sigh of relief could be heard across Europe; Finland’s parliament had approved, by the narrowest of margins, the EU’s proposed financing of its €750 billion recovery...
Amanda Gorman  (Image courtesy of NPR)
During the Inauguration of Joseph Biden on January 20, 2021, poet Amanda Gorman recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” which captivated a worldwide audience. In response to an announcement of the...
From left: Hakgwai Lau (freelance artist); Helen Siu (Anthropology, Yale); Jelly Cheng (manager, Goomusic); Canaan Fong (staff, Goomusic); and in front holding poster is Denise Ho (singer/artist)
A documentary film on Hong Kong, Denise Ho: Becoming the Song, was supported by the MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies and the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social...